Singaporean artist Mona Choo awarded first V and A print-making residency


Hong Kong-based and Singapore born artist and print maker Mona Choo has been awarded the first printmaking residency at the Victoria and Albert Museum in partnership with The London Print Studio and London Printworks Trust. The six month residency will begin January 2009.

Mona Choo, 'Made in China'.

Mona Choo, 'Made in China'.


Selection criteria for the proposal included ideas on how to use the V&A’s collections for inspiration to create new work, reports Art Asia News.


Choo’s interest in the metaphysical led to a curiosity about whether ‘old’ objects still hold within them any kind of energy transferred from their creator – the idea that a living person could leave behind an imprint. Choo’s aim is to find a way to record the visual expression of these energies from people and to find another way for people to experience these objects apart from merely seeing these objects as things.


Choo has works in the permanent collection of the Singapore Art Museum, the private collection of United Overseas Bank and has exhibited in New York, the UK, Singapore and Australia.


– Asian Art News (print)


Mona Choo, 'The Last Drop'.

Mona Choo, 'The Last Drop'.

For more images and a biography, see the artist profile of Mona Choo on Saatchi.


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